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David Miyashiro
David Miyashiro

David Miyashiro

Cajon Valley Union School District

El Cajon, CA USA

"Humbly rise above to show your value."

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David's work combines: Education, Business, and Working with Others

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Day In The Life


I lead and manage the school district as a whole.

My Day to Day

I make sure everyone has what they need to succeed in school throughout the district. For example, I used our resources to make sure each student has a personal laptop for their schoolwork. I'm also the point of contact when someone is unhappy or has an issue that needs resolving. My day-to-day now during COVID is focused on communicating with my district to find out how everyone is doing and keeping them motivated. I visit each school and classroom to identify people who need more support.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Broadcast Journalism

    California State University, Long Beach

  • Doctorate

    Organizational Leadership


Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Growing up, I was always the one who would plan games and recruit the other kids on my block to participate.

  • 2.

    In middle and high school, I was the captain of my sports teams—I found fun in leading, organizing, and motivating others.

  • 3.

    In college, I thought I wanted to become a teacher, so I stayed an extra year in school after earning my bachelor’s degree to earn a teaching credential.

  • 4.

    After teaching for a while, I knew I wanted to lead a larger organization, so I went back to school for a credential to become an administrator.

  • 5.

    I also earned a Ph.D. in organizational leadership—the degree was split between the school of education and the school of business, which was great because I really learned how to run a business.

  • 6.

    I moved up to become a school principal and then again to become an assistant superintendent for a school district.

  • 7.

    I’m now the superintendent of Cajon Valley Union School District in California, where I’m responsible for leading the school district and making sure that everyone has what they need to succeed.